On January 15th, 2015 the Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco met with Member of the Parliament of Ukraine V.Voskresensky, which is one of the leading lobbyists of domestic Information Technology industry both within the country and abroad.
During the meeting the head of the consular post informed the representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the measures taken by the Consulate General to promote national IT industry in the USA, as well as to attract US investments and innovative technologies in the economy of our state. In this regard, it was stressed that a priority in the area of development of foreign economic, scientific and technical cooperation with the US West region is: establishment of IT Center of Ukraine in the "Silicon Valley" and opening of Research and Development (R&D) centers by world leading corporations in our country.
In this context, the Ukrainian Parliament Member noted the importance of the IT Conference «Ukraine Tech Gem», held on September 18th, 2014 in San Francisco with the support of the Consulate General of Ukraine. He expressed his willingness to assist in the organization of the next IT Conference this year. In addition, V.Voskresenskyy informed in details of the current state, potential, problems and a set of measures to be taken at the legislative body of Ukraine for further development of the national Information Technology sector.
Summerizing the meeting an arrangement was reached to coordinate efforts to promote the Ukrainian IT companies in expanding their presence in the USA aimed at growth of their services export to US markets and attraction of venture capital.